Deadline Extended for 2020’s Call for Entries for Safety & Quality Award Program

December 4, 2020

December 4, 2020

Update: The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) has extended the deadline for this year’s Patient Safety and Quality Award to Thursday, January 21, 2021 in an effort to be mindful of regional organization’s continued pandemic responses. Please Click Here for further details and the criteria for submission.

HCIF has hosted the Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award for the past eighteen years. The Award program is one of the unique ways in which HCIF promotes and disseminates best practices in health care patient safety and quality throughout the region. At HCIF, we are committed to supporting a healthcare system that is just, equitable, and high quality. This year, we are expanding our call for submissions and invite improvement teams to submit their most innovative patient safety and quality improvement initiatives, including but not limited to exemplar COVID-19 response efforts, projects that include patient participation,  and/or programs that address disparities in health outcomes. Note that we have delayed this year’s program to Fall 2020 in order to acknowledge organizational efforts in fighting the pandemic and provide an opportunity to showcase best practices and results. 

At this time, we are inviting healthcare organizations—whether freestanding or within a multi-entity system—to submit up to 4 entries for projects undertaken at their site alone. A healthcare system may in addition submit up to 4 entries for system-wide projects that span multiple sites. 

If you have any questions about this year’s award process, please feel free to contact Liz Owens, HCIF’s Project Manager, at 215.575.3738 or

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